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Week Six in Review

Ballers of the Week

Thomas Jones

, RB

New York Jets

TJ had a monster week six against the Bengals, scoring three touchdowns. He had 17 carries for 65 yards with two short TD runs and three catches for 13 yards and another score. Though Jones didn’t have a ton of rushing yards against a struggling

Cincinnati defense, it was encouraging to see him get a lot of looks at the goal line. He should follow up this performance with a few more good ones, as his next two opponents are

Oakland and

Kansas City.

Maurice Jones-Drew

, RB

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jones-Drew had a huge day, rushing for 125 yards on 22 carries and two TD’s. He also had two catches for 23 yards against

Denver. MJD busted out for one of his big days because Fred Taylor went down in the first quarter and didn’t return, so don’t expect days like this too often, but it was good news for fantasy owners to see Jones-Drew put up the numbers he did. Still, he is the true definition of inconsistent, as owners either get either all or nothing with him.

Drew Brees

, QB

New Orleans Saints

Brees had another incredible week, throwing for 320 yards and three touchdowns. The more impressive stat was that he completed 26 out of 30 passes! Brees has been the best QB in the league this season and should continue to be just that against

Carolina in week seven. WR Marques Colston, Brees’ top target, should be returning as well so it’s just getting better and better for the Saints QB.

Busts of the Week

Terrell Owens

, WR Dallas Cowboys

T.O. was supposed to have a big game against

Arizona and their bad pass defense, but that wasn’t the case as he registered only four receptions for 36 yards. The Cardinals have been allowing big passing days to its opponents all season and that trend continued as Tony Romo threw for over 300 yards and three scores. The only problem was that Owens wasn’t in the mix. He might be in a little trouble now that Romo is out for a month with a broken pinkie.

Randy Moss

, WR

New England Patriots

Fantasy owners finally thought that Moss was back to his old self after a nice week five, but Randy clearly did not have his best game in week six against the Chargers. He had just three catches for 26 yards and also dropped a few very catchable balls. His chemistry is just not there with QB Matt Cassel, but you still need to start him at all times.

Steve Slaton

, RB

Houston Texans

After having a great showing last week, Slaton came back with a mediocre outing against the Dolphins. He received 15 carries and logged in 58 yards for the day. There isn’t too much concern here as these games happen to every RB in the NFL, let alone a rookie like Slaton. Plus,

Houston was playing catch up for most of the game so they were throwing a lot and didn’t call the young RB’s number too much. Continue to start Slaton no matter what.

Waiver Wire

Hank Baskett

, WR Philadelphia Eagles

With Reggie Brown hurt again and Kevin Curtis still a few weeks away, Baskett has seen his fantasy value take a big jump into relevance. He is now starting alongside rookie DeSean Jackson and should get a good amount of targets in the Eagles solid passing offense. Baskett should be a very serviceable option at least for the next few weeks so go grab him if you need some receiver help.

Shocker Special

Bernard Berrian

, WR Minnesota Vikings

Berrian had a very nice outing in week six, surprising owners everywhere. He snagged five passes for 131 yards and a touchdown against

Detroit. Even though the majority of his yards came on an 86-yard score, Berrian still has become the go-to guy for QB Gus Frerotte and is clearly the No.1 WR in

Minnesota. At this point, he is an automatic start in fantasy.

Keep on your Fantasy Radar

Brady Quinn

, QB Cleveland Browns

Derek Anderson is still the starter in

Cleveland for now, but his leash is getting shorter and shorter. It’s only a matter of time before Romeo Crennel decides to give his young backup QB a shot at leading the Browns to some victories. Quinn doesn’t have much fantasy value right now, but that could change in a matter of days depending on how

Anderson plays. Watch for Brady because I think he is ready to be a starter in the NFL right now.

Must Start of Week 7

New York

Jets WR’s

Brett Favre and the Jets will be airing it out frequently against the less-than stellar Raider secondary in week seven. This means that both Laveranues Coles and Jerricho Cotchery should be in line for big games. Start both with confidence and expect double-digit fantasy points from each one.

Please Bench of Week 7

Julius Jones

, RB

Seattle Seahawks

After a solid start to his 2008 campaign, Jones has seen a drop off in his production over the last few weeks, and owners can expect more of the same in week seven because Jones has to go up against

Tampa

Bay. The Bucs have had a very impressive run defense this season and should do a good job limiting Jones’ output. Put him on the bench and find another option for week seven.

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